What is Garma & Why is it important?
The Annual Garma Festival is Australia's leading culture exchange event and is hosted by the Yothu Yindi Foundation (YYF). Each August, the Garma Festival celebrates the cultural, artistic and ceremonial traditions of the Yolngu people.
The Yothu Yindi Foundation has identified three primary objectives to drive the achievement of its vision financially, physically and culturally sustainable Indigenous Australians.
On average around 2,500 guests attend from across the nation and are immersed in the rich cultural heritage of the Yolngu hosts, experiencing miny'tji (art), manikay (song), bunggul (dance) and ancient story-telling. This year Garma celebrates in 21st festival and will be held on Gumatj Country in Gulkula in Arnhem Land
How to watch Garma on NITV
Friday 2 August
3pm-3.30pm: NITV News Nula live from Garma available on NITV, SBS and Facebook Live.
4pm-6pm: Opening Ceremony live on NITV and Facebook Live.
Garma Day 1 Highlights on Facebook.
Saturday 3 August
5pm-5.30pm: Garma Day 2 Highlights on NITV. Also available on Facebook.
7.30pm-8pm: Garma Day 2 Highlights Repeat on NITV.
Sunday 4 August
5pm-5.30pm: Garma Day 3 Highlights on NITV. Also available on Facebook.
7.30pm-8pm: Garma Day 3 Highlights Repeat on NITV.
Monday 5 August
5pm-5.30pm: Garma Day Wrap on NITV. Also available on Facebook.
7.30pm-8pm: Garma Day Wrap Repeat on NITV.